Kitchener, ON: The election of Student Trustees for the 2016-2017 school year has taken place. Husayn Jamal from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute was elected, while Ryan Barnes from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute was re-elected for a second term.

“Working with the WRDSB this year has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I look forward to seeing what the new student trustees will be able to add to this position next year,” said outgoing student trustee and Cameron Heights student, Andy Takhar. “Ryan and Husayn are passionate, hardworking, and have many innovative ideas that will allow them to do an extraordinary job in this role next year!”

According to Board Policy and the Education Act, school boards provide for representation of the interests of students through the election of one or more secondary school students to the board by the Board’s students.

Although student trustees attend board and committee of the whole meetings and have a recorded vote on issues, they do not have an official vote in any matter before the Board or any of its committees.

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About the Waterloo Region District School Board

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has approximately 40,000 elementary students and 20,000 secondary students in 116 school locations in the Region of Waterloo. From Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, our schools provide our students with instruction designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide a solid foundation for living and learning. Our students regularly achieve a wide variety of honours in academics, fine arts and athletics. Our graduates have great success as they pursue further education and rewarding careers.


LtoR: outgoing student trustee Andy Takhar, Ryan Barnes and newly elected student trustee Husayn Jamal.


Student Trustees for the 2016-17 school year, Ryan Barnes and Husayn Jamal

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